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The guide opens with a quick tour of Unix that includes logging in, exploring directory structures, creating files, and other basic jobs. Then, the authors explain vi using conceptual drawings that are superior for a computer book. Unfortunately, Unix Made Easydoesn't cover other editors as well, although it provides plenty of details on and excellent conceptual drawings of editing aids grep, sed, and awk.
The book's final chapters teach individual tasks, such as printing, using online help, and using Motif. In the section about using the Internet, the exercises (such as using FTP to get a list of mailing lists) make the last part of this book as much a guide to the global network as a guide to Unix. Unix Made Easy covers only two Web browsers--Mosaic and Lynx--before wrapping up with an appetite-whetting taste of C and Korn shell programming and environment modification.
This book is very easy to understand and read. Font are easy to the eyes. The book is thick but I can finish 30-40 pages in one seating. Review pages are helpfulPublished 21 months ago by Trang Bui
Yes I do. Spent many years tweaking it and developing an approach that really works with students, so am pleased with it. Hope you enjoy mastering UNIX!Published on December 29, 2012 by John Muster
I took UNIX courses from John Muster at his school in Berkeley, CA in the early 2000's. He taught the intro UNIX course from this text. Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by K. Clark
This book was recommended to me by my coworker who knew Unix pretty well that didn't come from a Unix background. Read morePublished on June 7, 2006 by Nosyt
This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to get comfortable with the UNIX commandline environment. The book is primarily geared toward the novice. Read morePublished on April 17, 2006 by xyzzy
Being an absolute novice at UNIX/Linux I can work my way around vi, the directory system, permissions, basic utilities, shell programming and be comfortable discussing issues in... Read morePublished on November 17, 2005 by Amazon Customer
I used this book for a Unix class in my local community college. This is the worst text book ever written, I got lost many times. Read morePublished on August 5, 2004 by total_loss
In 20 years of learning computers from books (usually with great pain)I have found only one book that really teaches. This is it. Read morePublished on April 13, 2003
This book and its newest edition, (3rd) are used extensively here in silicon valley as the way to learn UNIX well. Read morePublished on November 13, 2002